Albuquerque Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
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Worship and Ministry Committee (W&M) serves to enrich and nurture the spiritual life of the Meeting through spirit-led listening, discernment and response to the current and changing needs of the community and those who worship with us.
W&M has variety of roles, including:
Current W & M committee members are: Henry Selters (co-clerk), Lynn Huxtable (co-clerk), Tara McKenzie & Judy Hall.
Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 6-8 PM on Zoom, and zoom links are sent out on the preceding Friday on the list serv.
Western Friends Magazine: Consider beginning or renewing a subscription!
Western Friends Magazine is the official publication of three yearly meetings with opinions expressed therein reflecting those of the authors, not the meetings. It Quakers living in the western part of the United States a chance for fellowship, shared reflections and learning. If you would like to start a subscription or have any questions about WF, please contact Fred Koster at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much for your interest in WF, the communication hub of Quakers in the West. Note that WF invites all readers and subscribers to be authors of stories, poetry and other forms of Quaker articulation that describes our faith and actions.
Anyone interested in receiving financial assistance to pursue opportunities related to your spiritual journey may apply for a scholarship through Worship & Ministry. Examples might include attendance at FGC Gathering, MTN Friends Camp, or something else.
1) Complete the application by clicking on the following hyperlink: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/177mDvO_HuEMOgGwuwOVkpmlXmocDJbczVSFKgLMKjIg/edit
2) Email Lynn Huxtable: Email Lhuxtable164@gmail.com to let her know you have submitted an application;
3) Include any support documents in your email to Lynn Huxtable.
4) W & M will advise you as to the status of your application in a timely manner.
5) Contact Lynn if you would prefer to mail a paper application instead of completing the online form.
Faithfulness Groups are small groups of 3-6 people whose common goal is to help one another pay attention to God’s presence and activity in their lives, whether related to service, witness, daily life, following a leading, or carrying out a ministry. They generally meet for 6 months to provide spiritual accompaniment and support for each other. Several groups are ongoing, but more will be organized in the fall. For more information, please contact Miriam Bennett (email@example.com) or Debbie Humphries (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Albuquerque Monthly Meeting library operates under the umbrella of the Worship and Ministry committee.
Our library is a rich resource for books, pamphlets and magazines on Quaker topics, as well as on other religious traditions and peace and social concerns.
The library collection includes easily 1,000 volumes, many of which are early editions of classic Quaker texts. (Archival books are stored in the locked AMM office, but may be checked out by accessing the key from the librarian or Meeting Clerk.) In addition, there are hundreds of current texts, cataloged mostly in the Dewey decimal system, with a small section cataloged in the Library of Congress system. A card catalog provides easy access to searches based on author, topic, or title.
Special sections are dedicated to biographies, children’s books, whiteness study, and sanctuary. Additionally, the library contains many CD’s and VHS tapes of interest to seekers.
Items may be checked out and returned on the honor system – so if you have books that you checked out more than a month ago, please kindly return them!
The library committee is small, overseen by long-time librarian, Sarah Malone, who learned to catalog books as a volunteer. Others interested in learning to catalog through our online service or to help maintain the library are always welcome. Occasional library work days give everyone an opportunity to participate in updating our incredible library!
Questions? Contact Sarah Malone at: email@example.com
Materials are checked out on the honor system. If you have retained materials for more than a month, please kindly return them. Materials from our Special Collections (Whiteness Studies and Sanctuary) may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
During COVID-19 shutdown, the librarian will make special arrangements to check out and return books. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org - subject: Book Request
While AMM has a very decent number of current materials on whiteness, racism, and anti-racism, Friends Journal published a list of top selections on these topics. The following link takes you to that listing, courtesy of Friends Journal.